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Beowulf and other Old English poems

Author: Craig Williamson
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2011.
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: The best-known literary achievement of Anglo-Saxon England, Beowulf is a poem concerned with monsters and heroes, treasure and transience, feuds and fidelity. Composed sometime between 500 and 1000 C.E. and surviving in a single manuscript, it is at once immediately accessible and forever mysterious. And in Craig Williamson's splendid new version, this often translated work may well have found its most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epic poetry, English (Old)
Anthologie
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Williamson
ISBN: 9780812243451 0812243455 9780812222753 081222275X
OCLC Number: 696092179
Description: xxxi, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Tom Shippey --
Note on editions --
Guide to pronouncing Old English --
On translating Old English poetry --
Beowulf: --
Introduction --
Beowulf --
Other Old English Poems: --
Note on genres --
Heroic or historical poems: --
Battle of Maldon --
Deor --
Elegies: --
Wanderer --
Seafarer --
Wife's lament --
Wulf and Eadwacer --
Selected Exeter book riddles: --
Riddles --
Gnomic or wisdom poems: --
Maxims II (Cotton maxims) --
Charms --
Fortunes of men --
Religious poems: --
Caedmon's hymn --
Physiologus: panther and whale --
Vainglory --
Two advent lyrics --
Dream of the rood --
Appendix A: Digressions: battles, feuds, and family strife in Beowulf --
Appendix B: Genealogies in Beowulf --
Appendix C: Two Scandinavian analogues of Beowulf --
Appendix D: Possible riddle solutions --
Glossary of proper names --
Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Other Titles: Beowulf.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Craig Williamson ; with a foreword by Tom Shippey.

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